What the Sabbath Means to Me
by Julia Benson
It really is not a day of “I can’t.”
- Sorry, I can’t work today. (Yippee!)
- Don’t feel like fighting the crowds at WalMart? No problem!
- Housework to do? Pahleeeaase!
- Got a problem? Just let it go.
It is a day of “ahhh…I can!”
- I can relax!
- I can spend time with my family!
- I can take a break from stress and pressure!
- I can enjoy life!
- I can do something good for someone else!
- I can spend time with other believers in worship and prayer! YESSSSSS!
There is too much time spent not enjoying life. At least I know there is one day each week reserved to do that. That is so precious to me. Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27, 28).
Oh, dear friends, family, acquaintances, oh, and myself, who sometimes just don’t get it, God is so, so good to us… if only we would listen to Him. “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD’s day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” The mouth of the Lord has spoken it (Isaiah 58:13,14).
I want to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of my father Jacob.
Julia Benson is a freelance writer who lives in a small town in southeast Minnesota. A former school teacher, Julia has a husband and a young daughter. She attends a United Church of God congregation in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
(this article is from the May-June 2009 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)
This article was taken from page 21 of this edition. To read more articles from this edition, click this link: http://biblesabbath.org/tss/537/tss_537.pdf